Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2 [Review]
“In Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2, Eren Yeager and others of the 104th Training Corps have just begun to become full members of the Survey Corps. As they ready themselves to face the Titans once again, their preparations are interrupted by the invasion of Wall Rose—but all is not as it seems as more mysteries are unraveled. As the Survey Corps races to save the wall, they uncover more about the invading Titans and the dark secrets of their own members.” -MAL Rewrite
After a 4 year long wait, we can finally see what happens next in the high-tension world of Shingeki no Kyojin! And fear not, for the next season has already been announced to air in the Fall of 2017!!
Continuing right where the first season stopped, the story continues to blow my mind. As the season answers many questions about the identity of the Titans, it also raises many more questions. With the appearance of the ape-like Titan, and it’s intelligence, it seems there will be trouble in the not-so-distant future.
Artwork & Animation:
Impeccable artwork and animation, as expected from Production I.G. The fluid animation of the movement of the 3D maneuver, or ODM gear, is something to look forward to in each episode. Ah, but let’s not forget the reason why Shingeki no Kyojin is so popular, the gruesome and graphic ways people die in the hands of the Titans (pun intended). If you thought the first season was graphic, honey you gotta another thing coming *snaps*. But with all seriousness, the second season includes much more brutal and inhumane ways for your favorite characters to die, so enjoy!
Most of the character development this season focuses on the 104th Trainees Squad, such as Sasha, Reiner, Bertolt, Christina (Historia), Ymir, but of course, most of it will focus on Eren. It’s nice to see the environment that some of the characters lived in before going the trainee corps, as well as more clues that hint at what Eren’s true powers.
Sound (OST & Voice Acting):
Music and soundtrack are immersive and intense, Hiroyuki Sawano continues to dish out memorable soundtracks!
Loved every minute of the show, the pace is perfect, not slow enough for me to get bored and not too fast to where I don’t understand what’s going on. Now if they can keep doing it like this, that’d be great.
Overall: Score 9
Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2, is very successful as a sequel to the infamous first season, with a great story, greater character development, and even greater death scenes. Let’s hope that season three will even better, fingers crossed!